Here you will find digital information available at the University of Alaska Fairbanks relevant to the resident zone communities within and surrounding Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Through this single database, you can find listings of books, photographs, oral history recordings, archival films, archival collections, language materials, museum objects, journal articles, maps, and government documents.
Please keep in mind that this website is limited to digitally available materials. Contact university departments directly for more information. You will also find links to additional databases and websites with information related to the communities that exist outside of the university. The purpose of the project was to develop a single point of entry for anyone doing research on the communities in and near Gates of the Arctic National Park. Part of the project included bringing elders from the communities to Fairbanks so they could experience our collections in person and guide the creation of additional digital material to be included in the databases for access on the Internet.
The Gates of the Arctic Research Portal was developed between 2008 and 2012 by Project Jukebox of the Oral History Program at Elmer Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks with funding from the National Park Service, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Many thanks to Jeanette Altman, Digital Projects Professional at Rasmuson Library for the development and design of this portal.
You can also find oral history interviews and photographs from people who live near or have been associated with the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve directly at the Gates of the Arctic National Park Project Jukebox.